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Kensington Street's New Chinese Joint Features Duck and Plenty of It

Quack quack quack.
By Tom Clift
December 09, 2016
By Tom Clift
December 09, 2016

A specific kind of Chinese street food in on its way to Kensington Street Precinct in Chippendale. You'll win no prizes from us for guessing the specialty at Holy Duck!, although if you get there on opening day $1 sliders should suffice.

"Holy Duck! is modern street food at its best," said co-owner Kaisern Ching, who also owns the neighbouring Chefs Gallery. "We've put a contemporary spin on the menu, dishing up duck and other Chinese favourites in a way that's going to appeal to a new generation of diners."

Standout menu items include crispy and roast duck pancakes with spring onions and hoisin sauce, duck spring rolls with mushroom and chilli plum dipping sauce, and whole duck with signature sauce and pickled garden vegetables. They've also got a duck burger, which comes with cucumber, spring onion and orange hoisin sauce.

Contrary to what you might think, they do serve some duckless dishes, including steamed bao with braised pork belly, cucumber, mustard pickles, chilli sauce and fried onions, popcorn chicken with brown sugar glaze and toasted sesame, lotus root chips with nori powder, and rice bowls with your choice of chicken, pork and... yes, duck.

Holy Duck! is set to open this Friday December 9, and to celebrate they'll be selling $1 duck sliders to the first couple hundred punters through the door. So get quacking.

Find Holy Duck! at The Old Rum Store, 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale. For more information visit

Published on December 09, 2016 by Tom Clift
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